I have a couple of obese clientele that I have used calipers on for body composition, and I am finding that the results are inaccurate. I am unable to pull skin/fat tissue away from the target areas in order to measure. The subcutaneous fat is too hard, and its difficult to get an accurate reading. Any suggestions on how to measure body composition using calipers on a client that is obese?
I would not use calipers on an obese client, they already know they are obese.
When they are ready:
I would use the scale as one guideline and waist hip measurements. If you can’t get a tape measure around them, use string then measure on your own
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